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Barbarians and Envoys Bring Tribute to the Emperor
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Barbarians and Envoys Bring Tribute to the Emperor


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This handscroll, in the style of the 12th-13th century, is said to depict envoys from the territories around China's periphery bringing tribute to the Han [Han] Dynasty emperor in the 1st century BC.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/28/2001Examinationexamined for exhibition
9/28/2001Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915 [no. 298]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Spurious signature of Qian Xuan [Ch'ien Hsuan] (ca. 1235-after 1301); [Inscription] At end on painting; [Seal] Two seals at end on painting.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915

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Period
16th-17th century
Medium
ink and color on silk mounted on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.51
Measurements
H: 11 11/16 x L: 112 13/16 in. (29.7 x 286.6 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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